Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Flood Swamps Brisbane State High School And City's Central Business District

YJI reporter Nancy Hsu in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is continuing to scramble, rounding up photos from young people in different parts of the city to share with readers here. She's also trying, in a tough situation, to write about the impact of the flooding on the people in her city. Power outages, evacuations and the general order for people to stay home is making it a daunting task, but Nancy will come through, so keep checking back for more photos and pieces of a heartbreaking story from Down Under.

The following six photos were taken by Flavius Mihaiu in the city's central business district at 6:30 p.m. January 12.


The Brisbane River


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
 at the corner of Merivale and Glenelg Streets.
 The water is covering the street in front of the building.

The front entrance of Brisbane State High School is flooded.

Suncorp Piaza

Outside a hotel near the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Photographer Flavius Mihaiu notes that there's a
speed limit of 40km, but behind him,
there's police tape closing the flooded road.

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